Sawyer Extractor Kit for Field Treatment of Snake Bites and Insect Stings
Sawyer Extractor Pump Kit. Proven to remove snake bite venom. Also good for removing poison from bee and wasp stings, mosquito bites and more. Uses suction pump action that can be applied using one hand in a simple one push action. It is very simple, and recommended that you practice at home. Kit is reusable, components are easily replenished and will not be damaged by practice.
Note that these are also used by phsycial therapist for scar and burn therapy. If your clinic or hospital needs a large quantity contact us via phone for bulk pricing.
Only the sterile extractor cups come in contact with venom. There is no sucking out poison with your mouth like the movies - sucking out poison won't work, this kit may help.
The hard plastic, bright yellow carry case has a little extra room for additional bandaids or benadryl pill packs to enhance kit. Complete kit is slightly larger than a cigarette package, fits in a pocket, bike pouch or outer pockets on your backpack
Review of Sawyer Snake Bite Kit Contents: 3>
* EXTRACTOR PUMP
* DETAILED INSTRUCTION MANUAL (PDF Sawyer Extractor Kit Manual Preview Here)
* 4 PLASTIC SUCTION CUPS (sizes vary for different bites)
* 1 RAZOR TO PREP AREA
* 3 STERILE ADHESIVE BANDAGES
* 2 ALCOHOL WIPES
* 2 INSECT BITE ANTISEPTIC & PAIN RELIEVER TOWELETTES (purchase extras in sidebar)
* BRIGHT SAFETY YELLOW PLASTIC CARRY CASE
Venturing outdoors ? Into Rattlesnake country? Threat of simple Bee stings keeping you inside? Consider this kit cheap insurance - be prepared.
The first few minutes are the most important for venom removal. After 15 minutes you will have gotten out as much as you can.
After you are bitten by a rattlesnake and have used the kit - what next ? From our readings most experts recommend that you hike out when you're only a couple of hours from help. Most severe reactions to bites do not occur until several hours post bite. Write a note (waterproof paper) requesting help and pin it to your shirt. Include your identity, relatives phone number, and details of your situation - snakebite, type of snake, date and time of incident. If you are found unconscious or delerious, this will permit your rescuers to respond appropriately.Take it easy, and stay calm when you are hiking out. You want to keep your circulatory system as quiet as possible, preventing a rapid spread of venom. As soon as you have access to a vehicle (your own, by hitchhiking or 911) Get to the nearest hospital for antivenin treatment.
If you are way off the beaten path the better strategy might be to use the kit for extraction, then setup shelter at the nearest trail intersection. Get some firewood and water and hunker down. Write a 2 notes (waterproof paper) requesting help as listed above, secure one prominently on the trail, and pin the other to your shirt. Get still, keep the bite site about the same level as your heart, and wait for someone to come get you .
Snakebites in the U.S. rarely cause human fatalities. You may be lucky - one out of every five bites by venomous snakes does not introduce venom.
Rapid onset of pain and swelling are indicators that you have been injected with venom.
Kit Weight: 3.5 Ounces (~ 100 grams)
Dimensions: 4.75" X 3" X 1.75"
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How to Customize the Sawyer Snake Bite Extractor Kit:
Consider adding: extra Band Aids, Benadryl Antihistamine packets, Sting Relief Pads, Safety Pins, Golf Pencil, Waterproof Paper Sheets, Aspirin, any other small items found in a first aid kit.
Use the MOLLE Canteen Utility pouch (sold in sidebar) to create a functional and custom first aid / snake bite kit that can be worn on your belt, attached to your pack or used with the MOLLE system packs and vests.